Best Smartphone In The World? It Depends . . .

By: | December 17th, 2014

The best smartphone in the world is the HTC One M8. HTC is a Taiwanese manufacturer headquartered in new Taipei city, Taiwan. Of course, ranking smart phones reveals as much about the person doing the ranking as it does about the phones themselves.

There are now close to 2 billion people using smart phones worldwide rising to 3 billion by 2020. The worldwided smartphone manufacturing market has new players growing by leaps and bounds: Chinese firm Xiaomi, for example, recently became the world’s third-largest smart phone vendor.

Countries have not adopted smartphone technology equally. For example, 75% of people in the United Arab Emirates have smartphones while Singapore leads the world with an 85% adoption rate. For a plethora of information on the adoption rates for all countries, visit Google’s Our Mobile Planet or take a look at the following chart:

Smartphone Market Diverse & Global

When talking about the best smartphone, are we talking about:

  • android phones (like the HTC One M8)
  • the best cheapest smartphone
  • the biggest phones
  • Chinese, Indian, South Korean, UK, US, etc. phones
  • the lightest phones
  • the most rugged phone
  • top selling phones
  • last years, this years or next years phones
  • the fastest phones
  • quality of the phone manufacturers
  • and the list goes on . . .

World’s Top Smartphone Manufacturers

According to IDM Tech Solutions, the top manufacturers in 2014 are:

  1. Samsung
  2. HTC
  3. Apple
  4. Nokia
  5. Sony

India’s Top Smartphones

According to diGit the top phones in India in order of popularity there are:

  1. LG G3
  2. Sony Xperia Z3
  3. HTC One M8
  4. Apple iPhone 5s
  5. Motorola Moto X (2nd gen)
  6. Samsung Galaxy S5

Top Selling Smartphones Worldwide

According to Insider Monkey, the top selling smartphones are:

  1. Apple iPhone 5s
  2. Samsung Galaxy S5
  3. Samsung Galaxy S4
  4. Samsung Galaxy Note 3
  5. Apple iPhone 5c
  6. Apple iPone 4S
  7. Xiaomi MI3
  8. Samsung Galaxy S4 mini
  9. Xiaomi Hongmi Red Rice
  10. Samsung Galaxy Grand 2

Top 10 Smartphones

Finally, according to TechRadar the top 10 best smartphones anywhere right now are:

  1. HTC One M8
  2. iPhone 6
  3. LG G3
  4. Samsung Galaxy Note 4
  5. iPhone 6 Plus
  6. Sony Xperia Z3 compact
  7. One Plus One
  8. Sony Xperia Z3
  9. Samsung Galaxy SP
  10. Nexus 5

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David Russell Schilling

David enjoys writing about high technology and its potential to make life better for all who inhabit planet earth.

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